In an effort to encourage the advancements of the Community Action Plan (CAP), the City of Bowling Green advertised applications for micro-grants to be awarded in 2022, up to a total of $15,000. Funds distributed through this program can provide Bowling Green organizations and neighborhood groups with empowerment and financial support for activities that promote citizen engagement, enhance neighborhood beautification, improve safety, encourage economic development and/or address neighborhood dreams and aspirations.
Nine applications, totaling over $35,000, were received. Following a review process, the City is pleased to award micro-grants to the following groups and individuals for the 2022 year:
Firefly Nights- Support for fun, family-friendly summer events for community members of all ages, held on the third Friday of June, July and August on Main Street in downtown Bowling Green.
Club H Mural/Carrie Day- Assist with the creation of a public mural on the north-facing wall of Howard’s Club H. This high-traffic area is the first downtown area wall visible to south-bound travelers.
Parklet Project Alleyway Revitalization- Provides partial funding for beautification and new features for the walkway-alley next to Finders Records that opens into the public space adjacent to City Lot #1. The project will help to link parking lots in back to the businesses on Main Street.
4th Ward Felines- Assist the group to manage the population of the community cat population by funding spay/neuter efforts, helping to control cat over-population problems.
The efforts of these four recipients to better our city are truly appreciated. The City appreciates the time and advocacy efforts of each of the applicants for the micro-grant program.